New Software Available – Summer 2015

New and the latest versions of software are now available to the Northeastern community in ITS-managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers and for local install. Software availability is based on the Summer 2015 image.

If you are on a managed computer and are not seeing the latest software in Start or Software Center on Windows, or in Applications or Self Service on Mac, you may want to consider having your machine reimaged. You can do this by contacting the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@neu.edu.

Also check out the Spring 2015 new software for anything you might have missed, including:

  • Microsoft Project and Visio 2013
  • Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN
  • Dreamspark
  • New local install options for Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers

Mathematica 10

The latest version of this program introduces a number of new features, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Mathematica.
  • Mac – Coming soon to all ITS-managed lab  computers under Applications, and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers in Self-Service. This post will be updated to reflect when the software is available.

Storyline2, Replay and Character Bundles

This software, previously only available in the Digital Scholarship Commons lab, provides a PowerPoint-compatible interface to help create engaging and interactive online course materials that blend instruction, audio, video, and optional assessment.

  • Windows – Available for installation on faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center. Also available in the Digital Scholarship Commons lab.
  • Mac – Not available.

SketchUp Pro 2015

The architecture and design software latest version provides new capabilities – from faster rendering to entirely new tools.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Design & CAD > SketchUp Pro.
  • Mac – Available for all ITS-managed lab computers under Applications.

FileMaker Pro 13

This new version of this relational database application includes new design, development and security features for all platforms, along with an improved client for both iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: As part of this update, ITS will be retiring FileMaker Pro 12 and 10, removing from all faculty/staff managed computers and ITS-managed lab computers in mid-May 2015. Faculty/staff who need to use the application, please follow the instructions below for how to install a local copy of the new version.

  • Windows – FileMaker Pro 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.
  • Mac – FileMaker Pro 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Self-Service.

Aspen Plus 8.6

This version of the chemical process optimization software includes advances in modeling, analysis and reporting.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > AspenTech > Process Modeling V8.6 > Aspen Plus.
  • Mac – Not available.

Stata 13

This version of the data analysis and statistical software provides enhanced capabilities in many areas, from new treatment effects and models to greater options for sample sizes and forecasting.

  • Windows – Available for all faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Stata.
  • Mac – Stata 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Self-Service (Stat & Comp).

DreamSpark – Your Free Pass to More Microsoft Products

ITS has negotiated to add Microsoft’s DreamSpark Standard offering to the software available for all faculty, staff and students through the myNEU portal. This provides access to more than 50 of Microsoft’s more advanced products – including Visual Studio, Visio, SQL Server, and Windows Azure – for installation on your personal computer. See the full available list below.

Go to the Free and Discounted Software section on myNEU, sign in to the vendor’s server with your myNEU username and password, and you will find everything in the Standard version under the DreamSpark tab (click to enlarge).

dreamspark screenshot

In addition, several groups around Northeastern have their own licenses for the expanded Premium version of DreamSpark, which includes Project and more than 500 other software titles. The academic groups are:

  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business – Business Administration
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Computer and Information Science

If you are in any of those programs, reach out to your IT point of contact for additional access information.


Full list of DreamSpark Standard products:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visio 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 4
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
  • Microsoft ASP.NET MVC
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2013
  • Microsoft OneNote 2013
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
  • Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant – Oracle V2.0
  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 6
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Technical Preview
  • Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded 2013
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded 8
  • Microsoft Windows SDK
  • Microsoft Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4
  • Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK
  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4
  • Microsoft AutoCollage 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Kodu Game Lab
  • Microsoft Small Basic
  • Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0
  • Microsoft Surface 1 SDK
  • Microsoft Songsmith
  • Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Expression Studio 3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008
  • Microsoft Office MapPoint 2010
  • MapPoint 2010 Microsoft Mathematics 4.0
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Driver Kit
  • Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3
  • Microsoft MSDN Library for Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Windows Phone
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded
  • Microsoft Office Servers 2007

New Software Available – Spring 2015

New and the latest versions of software are now available to the Northeastern community in ITS managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers and for local install. Software availability is based on the Spring 2015 image.

Also new – local install options for Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers are easier to find and request than ever. The myHelp Service Catalog now has a Locally Installed Software request. Clicking on that request will bring you to a broswable list of software available for Windows or Mac. Simply select the software you need, add it to your cart, and submit your request – the ITS Service Desk will contact you with directions to install.

If you are on a managed computer with an older image, and therefore are not seeing the latest software, you may want to consider having your machine reimaged, which you can do by contacting the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@neu.edu.

Also check out the Fall 2014 new software for anything you might have missed, including:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • ChemBioDraw 14
  • AutoCAD 2015

Microsoft Project Professional 2013

The latest version of Microsoft’s project management software brings the tool in line with the rest of the Office 2013 look and feel. It includes improved reporting and presentation tools, and new project templates.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab machines and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers with the Spring image. Installation on Northeastern-managed computers with older images is available through Software Center. For installation on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers, submit a Locally Installed Software request through the myHelp Service Catalog. Project 2010 will be available for Northeastern-managed computers in Software Center if needed.
  • Mac – Not available.

Microsoft Visio Professional 2013

The latest version of Microsoft’s diagraming software brings the tool in line with the rest of the Office 2013 look and feel. It includes updated shapes, templates, and styles, along with enhanced support for team collaboration.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab machines and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers with the Spring image. Installation on Northeastern-managed computers with older images available through Software Center. For installation on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers, submit a Locally Installed Software request through the myHelp Service Catalog.
  • Mac – Not available.

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013

This version of Microsoft’s integrated development environment includes improvements in application lifecycle management and improved tools for web development. NOTE: Visual Studio 2010 will remain the standard in ITS-managed labs and on faculty/staff imaged computers.

  • Windows – Faculty/staff on Northeastern-managed computers can install from Software Center.
  • Mac – Not available.

Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN

Northeastern has moved to a new Virtual Private Network solution for increased security when connected to on-campus resources from off campus. After January 30, you must install and use the GlobalProtect VPN when off campus if you need to connect to a number back-end systems and resources, or to remotely access on-campus computers or servers. Learn more about the requirements and get usage instructions here.

  • Windows – Faculty/staff on Northeastern-managed computers can install from Software Center. Faculty, staff and students on unmanaged or personal computers can install from the GlobalProtect portal. Follow the instructions for both on the VPN How To page.
  • Mac – Faculty/staff on Northeastern-managed computers can install from Self Service. Faculty, staff and students on unmanaged or personal computers can install from the GlobalProtect portal. Follow the instructions for both on the VPN How To page.

MATLAB 2014b

The latest version of the high-level language and interactive environment that lets you focus on your course work and applications, rather than on programming details, introduces a new graphics system, new features and performance improvements when working with big data, integration with the popular Git and Subversion source control systems, and more.

  • Windows – Available on all ITS-managed lab machines and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > MatLab.
  • Mac – Available on all ITS-managed lab machines. Also available on faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Self Service.

DreamSpark

The Standard version of Microsoft’s bundle of more than 50 advanced products – including Visual Studio and Windows Azure – is now available for faculty, staff and students.

  • Windows – Learn more here.
  • Mac – Not available.

iWork products

Apple is no longer bundling the following products as iWork – Keynote, Numbers, Pages. The individual products are now available for local install on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers. Version will vary by Mac OS.

  • Windows – Not available.
  • Mac – Submit a Locally Installed Software request through the myHelp Service Catalog.

iLife products

Apple is no longer bundling the following products as iLife – iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. The individual products are now available for local install on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers. Version will vary by Mac OS; GarageBand is OS 10.9 only.

  • Windows – Not available.
  • Mac – Submit a Locally Installed Software request through the myHelp Service Catalog.

SPSS 22

This predictive analytics software is now available for installation on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers.

AMOS 22

This statistical modeling software is now available for installation on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers.

  • Windows – Submit a Locally Installed Software request through the myHelp Service Catalog.
  • Mac – Not available.

LabView 2014

The latest version of this system design software is now available for installation on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers. It features new coding capabilities, new tools for faster development and compilation, advanced settings for Application Builder, and more.

Read&Write Gold

New versions of this accesibility tool are available with a redesigned toolbar and greater support for web integration.

  • Windows – Version 11 is available on all ITS-managed lab computers. It is also available for faculty/staff on Northeastern-managed computers through Software Center.
  • Mac – Version 6 is available on all ITS-managed lab computers.

Student Advantage = Free Microsoft Office

As announced over the summer, students can now get the entire Microsoft Office suite for FREE during their time here at Northeastern.

Under the Student Advantage program, Northeastern is offering all active students the chance to download the latest version of Microsoft Office – currently Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. This program provides Office 365 ProPlus to students, and allows you to install the full suite of applications on up to five computers AND on up to five devices.

There’s more to come – by December 2014, Northeastern will roll out additional Office 365 features, including OneDrive for Business, an online file storage service with 1 TB of storage space, and the full mobile experience.

So how do you get it?
It is right on the myNEU portal. Just log in with your myNEU username and password, go to Self-Service, and look for the Microsoft Student Advantage section. That will have the link to the Office 365 portal where you can download the latest version of Microsoft Office for your computer (the Microsoft portal auto-detects your operating system).

Full download instructions are available here.

student mac
Microsoft Office ProPlus – Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
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Microsoft Office ProPlus – Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows

As the name says, Office 365 ProPlus through the Student Advantage program is tied to your status as an active student. This means a couple things:

  1. When you install any copy of Office downloaded through the Student Advantage portal, you will be prompted to log in to Office 365. This requires a slightly different username than what you’re used to – you’ll still use your myNEU password, but your Office 365 username is [myNEU username]@northeastern.edu. For example, if your myNEU username is kinghusky, your Office 365 username is kinghusky@northeastern.edu.You only need to use this username for Office 365 applications and services.
  2. Free is not forever. Once installed, Office will prompt you every 30 days to authenticate that you are still an active student. Use that same Office 365 username and your myNEU password. When you are no longer in our system as an active student, whether you have graduated or withdrawn, Office 365 ProPlus will no longer work. Students are given a 30 day grace period before their Office 365 account no longer exists.

What do I get?

Office 2013 (Windows)

  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Access 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Lync 2013
  • InfoPath 2013

Office 2011 (Mac)

  • Word 2011
  • Excel 2011
  • PowerPoint 2011
  • Outlook 2011

Now, many of you are probably thinking: Wait, I already paid for Office…

If you already own Office, that’s great! Again, Office 365 ProPlus is tied to your active student status versus any version you already own, which is yours to keep whether you are at Northeastern or not. While you are at the university, though, if you download the Student Advantage version, you’ll have the latest version of Office, and then in a few months you will also get OneDrive for Business and the mobile apps. Don’t worry, Office 365 ProPlus will not overwrite any previous versions.

For more information, check out the Microsoft Student Advantage – Office 365 ProPlus page. And the ITS Service Desk is always available, 24/7, and can be reached by either e-mail at help@neu.edu or by phone at 617.373.4357 (xHELP).

New Software Available – Fall 2014

New and the latest versions of software are now available to the Northeastern community in ITS managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines and for local install. Software availability is based on the Fall 2014 image. If you are using an older image, and therefore are not seeing the latest software, you may want to consider having your machine reimaged, which you can do by contacting the ITS Service Desk.

Microsoft Office 2013

The Northeastern community now has access to the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite. In-depth tutorials on the changes from Office 2010 can be viewed by going to lynda.northeastern.edu and searching for “Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013.”

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers with the Fall image. Faculty/Staff – It is also available through Software Center for download. NOTE: Installing Office 2013 will overwrite any copy of Office 2010. If for some reason you need Office 2010, it will be available through Software Center. Office 2010 will NOT overwrite Office 2013.
  • Mac – Not available. The latest version of Microsoft Office for Mac is 2011.

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

The latest version of the PDF reader, editor and creator is out.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via All Programs > Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines – also available through Software Center.
  • Mac – (OS 10.9 only) All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines running OS 10.9 (Mavericks). Faculty/Staff – use Self Service.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014

64-bit systems only
New this fall, Northeastern has moved to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service for access to design and production applications, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers. Faculty/Staff – Use Software Center to download. There are several different software packages available, based on your needs. Details can be found here. If you do not see it in Software Center, see How to: Determine if your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit. Unmanaged Northeastern machines can contact the ITS Service Desk for local install.
  • Mac – (OS 10.9 only) All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines running OS 10.9 (Mavericks). Faculty/Staff – use Self Service. Unmanaged Northeastern machines running OS 10.9 can contact the ITS Service Desk for local install.
  • Imaged non-ITS labs can contact the Service Desk to upgrade to Creative Cloud.

MATLAB

The high-level language and interactive environment that lets you focus on your course work and applications, rather than on programming details is now FREE for students

  • Student personal computers: Free, direct from vendor. For instructions, go to the Knowledge Base for the solution (you may need to sign in with your myNEU username and password). That link will work ONLY for students. To download and install additional toolboxes, see the directions in this solution.

ChemBioDraw 14

The new version of this chemistry structure and biology pathway drawing application.

  • Windows – Not available.
  • Mac – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers. Faculty/Staff use Self-Service to download.

Maya 2015

Autodesk’s 3D animation software now has many new toolsets for simulation, effects, animation, modeling, shading, and rendering.

AutoCAD 2015

64-bit systems only
The powerful design software now includes a refreshed modern interface and timesaving productivity tools such as the New Tab page, Ribbon galleries, and Command preview. Please note that AutoCAD 2011 has been retired.

Revit 2015

64-bit systems only
This building information-modeling software for architects now has new and enhanced collaboration, design, documentation and visualization tools. 

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015

64-bit systems only
The latest version of this software for civil engineering design, analysis and simulation has significant enhancements across the toolsets, particularly in the interface, and the interoperability and data exchange features.

SOLIDWORKS 2014- 2015

64-bit systems only 
The 3D design software includes new toolsets for design, workflow, performance, visualization and product development.

Minitab 17

The latest release of this software has new and improved statistical features, and an enhanced Assistant that provides greater help performing and interpreting analyses. Please note that Minitab 15 has been retired.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Minitab, and through myApps.
  • Mac – Available through myApps.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2

This geographic information systems (GIS) software is for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines via All Programs > Design and CAD > ArcGIS. Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via Software Center.
  • Mac – Not available.